**note: I had pictures to go along with this post, I took some pictures, but Blogger is being a bugger. You can see the pictures (and a couple others) on Flickr, instead. Sorry about that.**
Last week, I took the boys to the local library so I could get a new card. We all know how much I love to read. Well, guess who else got to get his own card? That’s right! Aiden! His first library card!
The library cards here are pretty cool, too. I got to pick from about 5 different pictures, and so I picked a nice feminine one (got to have that with all the testosterone around my house), and Aiden chose from about 4 different kids’ card pictures. He is very proud of his library card.
To get to the children’s section of the library, you have to go down a very large staircase and in through a large doorway. It’s like a whole different world there. There is an area of about 10 tables with puzzles, a large area of toys on shelves and play toys on the floor (like small playhouses and such) and small tables and chairs, all surrounded in a circle by soft chairs for parents, rows and rows and rows of books, all seperated by reading levels, lots of computers, more soft chairs and benches, a kids’ bathroom (with short sinks and everything!!), and a baby changing room with lots of counters, soft changing pads on the counters, and rocking chairs for nursing.
I love this library, and I haven’t even been able to check out the adult section!
We are going to the library today to return the videos the kids checked out last week, and find some new books to read. I’m getting kind of tired or reading “Peek A Who” and “Can You Hop?” to Dallin over and over again, so we’ll find something else that will bore me to tears for a few weeks, but will entertain him beyond belief. We’ll get some easy reading books for Aiden, who has taken to reading all the signs on the streets and store fronts as we drive down the road (which is funny to me, because one of my few memories from about that age, when my parents were still married, is being in the car and reading all the street signs and store/restaurant signs out loud and my parents getting a little annoyed because I had to read every single word I saw!).
I need some suggestions for reading material for me. I like fiction, and stories that really draw me in to that world. I don’t like really wordy authors because sometimes they take four pages to describe something as mundane as what the girl packed in her suitcase before a big trip. I do like “chick lit” (you know, like “Bridget Jones’ Diary”), but that is often too short of a read for me. Too easy. I like to use my brain a bit, not just read for a couple hours of complete trashy pleasure or something. I don’t want anything too challenging at this time, however (my mind is a little preoccupied!), so no Shakespeare or Homer.
Any suggestions?? You guys are the best!!